Approaching Lake Seneca

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This is the first view one sees of Lake Seneca, the largest of New York's Finger Lakes, when approaching from the southwest. The town of Watkins Glen is in front of us.

These amazing lakes, gorges, mountains and waterfalls were created over several separate ice ages as ice caps thawed and refroze.

The KOA campground we're at is about 5 miles behind us on the same road - but still way lower than the tops of these majestic hills.

Turn left at the bottom of this hill and Watkins Glen State Park (still not open to hike yet) is on the left. Taughannock Falls is about a 40 minute drive to the east of this lake. Montour Falls is less than five miles to the south.

Backtrack on this road again, about 20 miles and Corning awaits with its impressive glass museum and the Rockell Museum of Western Art (we haven't been there yet - it's starting to rain - so maybe tomorrow, on our second day off this week).

In other words, we're centrally located to many fascinating and diverse sights -including the famous Watkins Glen Race Track (the second week of September they hold an antique car road race through the streets and countryside of Watkins Glen - the origional road race of its type in the US.)


Guest - May 12, 2007 07:31 PM EDT
Thank you, plumeriagirl. It's rather enjoyable 'traveling' with all of you on TLF! Sometimes I think your interest helps me to see my images in a slightly different light - and that's a good thing! Vicki
Guest - May 12, 2007 02:31 AM EDT
Vicki I am so glad that we can travel with you as we sit comfortably back in our homes. I for one love technology and the fast life in the city. I feel that we can live vicarisouly through your wonderful nature and soul. All I can say is keep the pictures rolling, I'm there with you in spirit!!!!
Guest - May 11, 2007 06:47 PM EDT
Goodness, Steve. I sure wasn't expecting that powerful feedback. Where on earth did that come from? There's so much I could say - it's probably a good thing I'm on battery power right now! I keep starting and clearing my words. Life is for the living - no matter how we get here or in whatever circumstances. Three people can live parallel lives - and see things totally differently from each other. Battery's almost gone. Mike wasn't working fast enough for the KOA we were at, so they reluctantly asked us to leave this morning. We're off to Bushkill, Pennsylvania where - hopefully - he will be happier! Life's never dull! Vicki
Guest - May 11, 2007 07:55 AM EDT
Vicki, every time you give us a glimpse of your life, past or present, it is compelling and often moving. I only recently stumbled across your picture on here of your meeting with your birth mother and I was humbled by your strength in adversity and your extraordinarily positive response to what for most of us would have been traumatic and crippling events. And all this without even a glimmer of self-pity or resentment. You are truly inspirational, and it's a privilege to witness some small part of your life, so thank you for sharing it so generously. And if all that's not enough, you take some bloody good photographs as well! Such as this one, in which you've captured the failing evening light very beautifully. Steve
Guest - May 10, 2007 10:12 PM EDT
Thank you, Don and Carol. This lake is about 63 miles long - this is the southern end. Vicki
Guest - May 10, 2007 02:37 PM EDT
Lovely composition, what a beautiful view! Carol
Guest - May 10, 2007 01:16 PM EDT
Very cool Vicki! Really interesting and free lifestyle you guys have. I envy you both. It's great. A fantastic photo too! It is neat how the lake being so large, looks like it is elevated in the shot. Very nice, and thanks for the info! Don
Guest - May 10, 2007 12:53 PM EDT
Thank you for looking, Mary and Ikka. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Mary, we subscribe to as well as KOA's workamper site. We post our resume availability, and qualifications on their sites. Not only are we approached by people interested in hiring us, but we also send out resumes to places looking to hire Workampers. We compare what they're offering that meets our criteria and start negotiating from there. This summer we were torn between a Wisconsin park near the Dells and here. This one offered a few more perks and a better pay package. We had no idea what we were really going to see around here as I had only travelled across the top of the Finger Lakes in my transporting days. I knew it was a pretty area - but this has been a wonderful surprise. It's fascinating. Vicki
Guest - May 10, 2007 12:27 PM EDT
A beautiful - romantical view to the lake, super capture *** Ikka
Guest - May 10, 2007 12:16 PM EDT
Nice capture of the approach and I enjoy the background info too Vicki. How did you and Mike happen to pick this town to stay at out of all others?

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